Jerry’s New Attitude

There’s been a gradual shift going on around here.  A change in demeanor, in behavior, in attitude. Jerry seems to have a whole new outlook on the humans around him.

He’s been letting us pet him.  Kiss his soft fuzzy nose, even (it feels like velvet!).

Sometimes he gets all in your face and nibbles on your lips and nose.  This all started around the time he realized that us bipedal types more often than not have little apple slices for him.  And he loooooooves apple slices.

It’s certainly made taking care of his vaccinations easier.

It also means that at times it looks like you’re making out with a llama.

I’m not honestly sure that making out with a llama is necessarily the best choice a person could make.

I’m just saying.

Either way, we’re all glad Jerry’s decided he likes us.

A New Baby – Daddy

Meet Jack.

Jack is Susie’s Angora herd sire.  Isn’t he handsome?

Milkshakes doesn’t know it yet, but this gorgeous hunka – he – goat is going to be her booty – call in about a month.

I just can’t resist.  They are going to make some super – cute  mutt kids, let me tell you.

In other news, the chickens have apparently gone on strike – I am getting one egg a day – two if I am lucky.  I imagine it’s because we went from brutal heat to low 40’s at night in the blink of an eye.

Of course today it’s like 80 out there.

Go figure.

Old Farm Day!

Today was one of my favorite days of the year.  Our county holds “Old Farm Day” every October to showcase local farmers, 4H groups and small businesses, as well as antique cars and farm equipment.  As if October needed anything to make it better!!!

The weather was perfect this year as well.  After a week of rain the skies cleared and the sun came out and warmed us up to about the  mid 7o’s.  The smell of hay, pulled pork bbq and funnel cake was in the air and there was a light breeze.  Cows mooed, sheep and goats baa’d and children were squealing with delight.


Emily reeeeeeeaaaaallly wanted these.  I am not positive, but I believe they are Exchequer Leghorns.

Sheep!!!  There was also a Rambouillet lamb for auction.  Oh, if only.

I want one of these portable sawmills.  Think of all the fencing I could make!!!!

Beautiful mule getting a nice mani/pedi.

This look says, “Oh please may I have this puppy????”

$5 pony rides.  EACH. These people know how to support their pony upkeep!

Mechanical Bull rides.  Also $5 each.  Emily lasted 8 seconds.

Neve lasted 22.

Emily maintains that they set it on an easier speed for Neve, and that she was therefore “robbed”.

Open – kettle apple butter.  Yummy!!!!  I am going to make some stove – top apple butter tomorrow, I think, and can it.

Oona loved riding on Brittney’s shoulders.  She was one tired little baby by the time we left.

I was pretty tired, too.

It’s a lot of work having this much fun.  Can’t wait for next year!!!

A Tiny Visitor

We had a tiny visitor here the other day. I have no idea how Paul even spotted him.

He was dang cute, though.

Look at that little froggy!!!

After we were done “oo-ing” and “ah-ing” over him I placed in him the garden, where I hope he’s safer than in the driveway or garage.

Lovely Japser- cat scratch on my hand, no?